How to cook dry beans in an electric pressure cooker (Instant Pot)

How To Cook Dry Beans In An Electric Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot)

Are you ready to cook dry beans from start to finish in an hour?  It took me several attempts but I finally made the perfect batch of cooked beans n my electric pressure cooker and I am happy to share how it’s done.  I use an Instant Pot, but any electric pressure cooker would work. […]

Light & Fluffy Gluten-Free Pancakes

Delicious Gluten-Free Pancakes (Quick & Easy!)

My kids love homemade pancakes.  My fluffy whole wheat pancakes were a very common breakfast item until I realized that Audrey needed to eat gluten-free.   Making gluten-free pancakes for my family was very much trial and error.  There were many more batches that they wouldn’t even touch than there were ones that they would tolerate. […]

Southwest Black Bean Pasta w/ Avocado Cream Sauce

Southwest Black Bean Pasta With Avocado Cream Sauce (gluten-free)

I recently discovered that my daughter is unable to eat gluten.  I stopped into one of my favorite neighborhood markets to explore my gluten-free options and was gifted a box of black bean pasta.  I was excited at the possibilities of what I could create with this new pasta.  I ended up making a delicious gluten-free southwest […]

Health Benefits of Spirulina

The Many Health Benefits of Spirulina

I had been hearing how awesome spirulina is for quite a while now.  I finally decided to check it out and I am certainly glad that I did!  Spirulina has been called the next super-food, I am not sure who decides what foods qualify as ‘super-foods’ but I do know that spirulina is packed full […]

Instant Pot:  Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

The Instant Pot: Healthy Homemade Meals FAST

I am here to shout from the roof tops that the Instant Pot  has changed the way that I cook.  This fabulous kitchen gadget allows me to feed my family healthy delicious homemade meals fast!  Meals that used to take an hour or more to cook often take only minutes now, seriously.  My Instant Pot […]

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix:  Earth Mama's World

Homemade French Onion Soup Mix

The first half of this year I pretty much fell off of my real food clean eating wagon.  Our family had several personal struggles and I took comfort in comfort food.  It was easy to fall back into old bad habits, convenience foods were coming home with us from the grocery store.  I could tell […]

Vegan Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

(Dairy-Free) Almond Joy Chocolate Bark

If I did something right this post contains affiliate links. I’m not sure that you can imagine my pleasure when I recreated the yummy store-bought Almond Joy candy bar with a dairy-free Almond Joy Chocolate Bark that tastes JUST like (if not BETTER) an Almond Joy.  I was inspired by Pinterest and tried a few recipes, I […]

Delicious (& Easy) Homemade Granola Bars

Delicious (&Easy) Homemade Granola Bars

I have tried so many homemade granola bar recipes and often have been left dissatisfied.  Seriously, who knew that making homemade granola bars could be so trying?  So many granola bar recipes are hit or miss, they can be too crumbly, crunchy, gooey, sweet, not sweet enough…you get the picture.  I have finally (after MANY […]

Veggie Black Bean Buger

Homemade Veggie Black Bean Burgers With Spicy Chipotle Sauce

I recently had a delicious black bean burger while out and about with my kids.  It seems that everyday since I had that burger I have been craving another one.  I finally set out in my kitchen to make a homemade veggie black bean burger that would satisfy my craving.  I also wanted a recipe […]

garbanzo bean salad:  EarthMamasWorld

Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my […]

Homemade Dog Treats (Earth Mamas World)

Homemade Dog Treats

Ava asked if we could make our dog, Laika, homemade dog treats.  I thought that making homemade dog treats was a brilliant idea!  I am not sure why I never thought about making homemade pet food.  I make so many homemade items from homemade velvetta cheese to homemade hand sanitizer but never homemade pet food.  I have made such […]

Kale Chips

Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips

I have been hearing so many positive health benefits of kale and have been looking for ways to add it to my families diet.  If you haven’t already heard here are some of the health benefits of kale.  Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber, and has zero fat.   One cup of kale has only […]

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites

I feel as if I have been in a lunch rut for some time now.   Luckily, it is the back to school time of year and inspiration has been turning up all over the web!  Last week I came across a meatless Monday post at Fine and Fair for quinoa pizza bites I got really excited.  My […]